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Jitendra Abhisheki: Hymns from the Vedas and Upanishads, Vedic Chants

Jitendra Abhisheki & Harihar Rao

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Here is music from the depths of the soul. Born into a family of priests in Goa, India, Abhisheki's father was the "pujari" (chief priest) at the Mangeshi temple, a position now held by Abhisheki's brother. The contrast of the devotional songs and the traditional Vedic rhythmic punctuations with the Upanishad poetry and romantic emotion in more fluid raga-style singing, show Abhisheki to be a singer of great gifts and psychological understanding. The combined rhythmic delivery, with high emotion in the mixed ragas of the "Hymn on the Greatness of Shiva" is direct and masterful. The combination of beauty and philosophy in the "Peace Chants" is also remarkable ("Om. That is full, this is full, From the full the full has been taken, Having taken the full from the full, the full alone remains. Om. Peace, peace, peace"). ~ "Blue" Gene Tyranny, Rovi

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Biography

Genre: World

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki had a revolutionary influence of the evolution of modern Indian classical, semi-classical and devotional music. In addition to fusing traditional ragas with new compositions, Abhisheki introduced the western operatic style to the Marathi theater. His musical productions, including "Matsyangandha," "Katyar Kaljat Ghusli," "Yayati Ana Deuyani" and "Lekure Udana Jahali," inspired a revival of natya-sangeet in the late-1960s. The son of the head priest of the Mangeshi temple...
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